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Penguins Need to Trade Pieces to Get Pieces

Penguins Need to Trade Pieces to Get Pieces

June 16th, 2018 The Pittsburgh Penguins are only a few depth pieces away from becoming the favorites to throw another parade next June. Still, for a team with a surprisingly stable roster, there are a lot of questions as we enter the heart of the NHL offseason. John Tavares, John Carlson, and James van Riemsdyk...
Penguins 'Hot Takes' Just Getting Silly

Penguins 'Hot Takes' Just Getting Silly

June 14th, 2018 We are all entitled to our opinion, and goodness knows that I have plenty of them myself. But this batch of Pittsburgh Penguins offseason hot takes has gotten to an impressive level of silliness. Some are well thought out while others are clearly designed to get a reaction from readers and...

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May 26th, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game's all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team's storied past fill out the THW list of Pittsburgh Penguins best players in team history. 10. Paul Coffey The ultimate offensive-defenseman, Paul Coffey put up offensive numbers most of the game’s best forwards are unable to reach in the present era. Coffey came from the Edmonton Oilers, a team full of Hall-of-Famers, that dominated the 1980’s. He helped Mario Lemieux change the Penguins from an underachieving franchise into a Stanley Cup contender. Coffey composed two 100-point seasons as a Penguins player and was a key component capturing the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Coffey is the only other defensemen besides Bobby Orr to average better than a point per game for his career....
May 26th, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins

Between the beginning of the 2015 regular season and the time they were finally eliminated by the Washington Capitals in 2018, the Pittsburgh Penguins played the most hockey of any team in the NHL. Between 61 postseason games, two full regular seasons and the World Cup of Hockey, most Penguins could find a silver lining in taking a break when their two-year streak as Stanley Cup champions finally ended. Most Penguins, that is, except Patric Hornqvist, who immediately left Pittsburgh after the team's elimination to join Sweden in the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship. Hornqvist’s First Gold Hornqvist played three games leading up to the finals, where only Switzerland stood between Team Sweden and their second gold in two years. The Swiss, fighting for a historic first tournament victory, struck early, scoring with under four minutes left in the first to put them up 1-0. It looked like the defending IIHF champions might be in trouble. But Hornqvist, who...
May 22nd, 2018
Vegas Golden Knights

Along the way to the Stanley Cup Final, former Pittsburgh Penguins players have helped cement the Vegas Golden Knights into the history books. It’s only taken this expansion team 15 games to reach this milestone. The Golden Knights defied all odds by becoming the first expansion franchise to reach the Cup Final in their debut season since 1967-68. What’s even more interesting is that over the 100 years of the National Hockey League, a “first-year” team has made the Stanley Cup Final every 50 years. In 1918, it was the Toronto Arenas; in 1968, the St. Louis Blues. And of course, in 2018, it was the Vegas Golden Knights. The “Golden Misfits” have banded together to become a team filled with storylines that you could never get sick of hearing. Marc-Andre Fleury has the opportunity to win a third Stanley Cup in a row. Deryk Engelland has become the heart and soul of his hometown team. James Neal wasn’t the right fit in Pittsburgh or Nashville. He's found his...
May 17th, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins

Although the Pittsburgh Penguins season has come to an end, losing to the Washington Capitals in six games, it’s time to look back on the key players who played huge parts in their successful, back-to-back Stanley Cup Playoff runs. From H.B.K to Sid and the Kids, both years have had their players who shone the brightest. It’s time to give them the credit they deserve. H.B.K Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel were all anyone could talk about during the 2015-16 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Combining for 56 of the Penguins 201 points (a third of the team's points), the H.B.K line tore up the playoffs without hesitation. Special teams are where this line individually excelled. Hagelin and Bonino became almost supernatural as part of the Penguins successful penalty kill. Bonino was relied upon to win important face-offs and Hagelin’s speed didn't allow the opposition to keep control of the puck for long. Where Hagelin and Bonino were committed to making the Penguins...

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10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game's all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team's storied... May 26th, 2018

Penguins Hockey - The Last Days of the Igloo

Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena, affectionately known as The Igloo and former home of Penguins hockey, is finally being demolished. - Story by Brian Lutz Strange things happen before every Pittsburgh Penguins home game. Up until game time, everyone lucky enough to secure tickets does the same... October 24th, 2011